Not surprisingly, there have been plenty of bureaucratic snafus during the first couple of weeks in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. I mean, who would have guessed there would have been problems when millions upon millions of people were trying, all at once, to sign up for a vitally important new program in an absurdly complex subject area at the very same time that half the nation’s political and media establishment was telling bald-faced lies about the program and doing their best to undermine its initial success?
Fortunately and predictably, however, the new program is starting to get its sea legs. As Tara Culp-Ressler reports this morning at Think Progress, folks in Oregon are starting to get things figured out and see important, measurable results:
“Over the past two weeks, Oregon has signed up so many low-income residents for health coverage that the state has cut its uninsured population by 10 percent, according to state health officials. The majority of those people are newly eligible for public insurance plans thanks to Obamacare’s expansion of the Medicaid program.”
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If only, North Carolina would have taken such an approach, tens of thousands of our fellow citizens would already be well on their way to a dramatic improvement in the quality of their lives.